New Bills wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders caused a stir during his introductory press conference Friday by sharing his dislike of blue cheese, Buffalo’s preferred condiment to go alongside chicken wings.
“Blue cheese is disgusting,” Sanders said. “Blue cheese tastes like spoiled milk.”
Sanders likely didn’t know what he was getting himself into. Bills fans were mildly alarmed.
It didn’t take long for someone to straighten Sanders out. Less than three hours later, Sanders was seated in front of a plate of wings with blue cheese.
“I was wrong,” Sanders said in a video, “because that’s actually probably the best blue cheese I’ve tasted. It doesn’t taste like rotten milk.”
Maybe after Sanders learns the playbook, someone can teach him the finer points of Buffalo-style blue cheese dressing. And maybe he’ll come to enjoy more than a microscopic amount of it on his wings, too.
But perhaps he and Bills coach Sean McDermott bonded over their mutual dislike of blue cheese during the free-agent process — McDermott is an admitted ranch dressing fan, himself.